From Surrey & West Kent

The known surnames of persons in this group to 5th cousin level are; Stacey, Hall, Streatfield, Deane, Titchener, Titcomb, Meekhams & Moyer.

The Stacey links older than William Stacey, who married Eleanor Streatfield, have been problematic earlier in my research, and, before DNA, there were thought to be baptisms that showed a link to the Godstone area. Researchers of the Godstone Staceys said it was not likely but a number of matches with other Stacey descendants suggests there are links to these Staceys of Godstone or nearby such as Bletchingley, Merstham and Burstow, of which there are many.  

For example there is a Stacey family, from South Australia, who has matches to me on Ancestry and MyHeritage with a tree showing links to Staceys from Richmond, Surrey, but also Nutfield. The oldest one is from Putney in 1769.  On MyHeritage the suggested link is to William Stacey & Sarah Hall from Horne & Godstone and it may be that the suggested link back to Putney is an error. I have answers to requests for more information so far (May 2020).

The person who has done the most research and has a number of DNA tests on Ancestry and MyHeritage is Ross James Stacey from Adelaide and he is working on the Staceys generally.  In addition a cousin of his is doing detailed DNA analysis with a number of Stacey relatives which may also help to clarify the relationships around 1800.  The matches for this group are on chromosome 11 with a B37 start at 68570000 and two have matches on chromosome 14 with a B37 start above 32540000.  Comparing the matches to the wider Stacey family around Ross Stacey suggests that our DNA is only shared with him and his sister which could suggest that the link is through his mother Sylvia Violet Scott who seems to have ancestors from Kent.  This is to be explored.

In the meantime the matches that I have looked at link back to Michael Stacey of Godstone but another examination of the records suggest that this Michael and our ancestor William may have come from Blechingley next door to Godstone and have different parents. This link is from a DNA match to Richard Anthony Parrett, a descendant of Michael Stacey

The Streatfield links are discussed in the Wansbury group and is now confirmed by a number of matches.

Some surnames that have come up in searches among matches include Meekins, Ryder, Giles and Revere.  The Meekins match at 19cM on 2 segments is quite significant but the tested person is Meekins by marriage so the link must be elsewhere.  The match is with my children and nieces.

Another Meekhams DNA match has come to light, to Adam Watson, who knows he is descended from Richard Meekhams, father of Fanny Meekhams who married William Titchener, my g-g-g-grandfather.  This link has now been established with records but leaves open the need to explore a number of other descendants of Richard, compounded by the large number of variants to the name over time.

The other surnames in this group have not yet appeared in DNA matches.  The Titcheners would be of particular interest having originated well away from the other families.

Page updated on 15/5/2020.